Jackie Robinson West Wins Game 4 With Defense & Pitching

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game 4 With Defense & Pitching
Once again Jackie Robinson West had a solid victory, today it was a 6-1 victory over the Pearland, Texas team which previously made to the Little League World Series in 2010. But they were short handed in pitching with five pitchers not available due to high pitch counts over their last three games. That’s something... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game Three The Right Way

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game Three The Right Way
So once again Jackie Robinson West came through with a big win but this will wasn’t just on power hitting and being aggressive. This was on timely hitting, strategic defense and top quality pitching. So they play again tomorrow at 6:30 vs the Pearland Texas team on ESPN. But more than anything this game was... Read more »

Jackie Robinson West Loses Game Two But Plays Again Tomorrow

Jackie Robinson West Loses Game Two But Plays Again Tomorrow
So today Jackie Robinson West played a team better than they were, just that simple. Today they got to be on the losing end of a “mercy rule” game losing 13-2 in four innings. But they live to see another day, its a double elimination tournament, so it takes two losses to be sent home,... Read more »
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Jackie Robinson West Wins Game One Of The Little League World Series

Jackie Robinson West Wins Game One Of The Little League World Series
So this afternoon the baseball boys from Morgan Park came out swinging, literally with a first inning home run and the hits kept coming leading to a slaughter rule shortened (10 run lead through 5 innings), game. The final score was 12-2 over Lynwood Washington. Also today Dicks Sporting Goods on 11th & Canal got... Read more »

Why Does Metra Have So Many Problems?

Why Does Metra Have So Many Problems?
I admittingly am a casual Metra passenger (a weekend here or there), but my wife is a daily Metra commuter and this year seems to have more “pedestrian incidents” than the previous six or seven years combined. Including one this morning on the Heritage Corridor Line (HC), at the Joliet Station where a passenger was... Read more »

Chicago's Little League World Series Team Jackie Robinson West

Chicago's Little League World Series Team Jackie Robinson West
For the first time in 31 years the south side of Chicago is being represent in the Little League World Series and it’s from none other than Morgan Park’s Jackie Robinson West team from 105th & Morgan. Having been raised directly south of them in West Pullman (I grew up on Morgan Street just 2... Read more »
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Life After Death

Life After Death
I’m now on month number four after my father’s death and the estate is just about done, just some last financials and it’s at the point where most days I just want to hide under a table. Or more appropriately take a break. And I mean take a break from everything, yeah the hard work... Read more »

What Is Going On With Tony Stewart?

What Is Going On With Tony Stewart?
So by now you’ve heard how three time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart was involved in a on track incident Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York State last night. What we know now is that Stewart the part of owner of Stewart-Haas racing (which is the team consisting of Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick & Kurt... Read more »

Why I Am No Longer A Car Guy

Why I Am No Longer A Car Guy
I used to be a car guy, read car magazines, watched car shows on TV, went to the local “cruise nights” and I’ve owned 8 cars. But in the last few weeks my life long obsession came to a screeching halt. Have you seen the price of new and used cars lately? Its ridiculous and... Read more »
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Why Chicago Should Host The NFL Draft

Why Chicago Should Host The NFL Draft
The NFL Draft is the future of professional football every spring, its the planting of seeds in the garden so you can harvest a great season in the fall. But even better its the start of the football season, yes, its the first event of the next season after the Super Bowl several months before.... Read more »
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